Description & Technical information

This small pastel landscape may be approximately dated to the early 1890s, and reveals the influence on Emile Claus of the work of Claude Monet, whom he met in Paris at around this time. Similar grainstacks appear in a number of Claus’s paintings of this period, such as The Gleaners of 1894 in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent and Landscape with Grainstacks in a private collection.

Date:  1890
Period:  1850-1900, 20th century, 19th century
Medium: Pastel on buff paper.
Signature: Signed E. Claus at the lower left. 

Dimensions: 18.1 x 23.9 cm (7¹/₈ x 9³/₈ inches)